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SENIOR PRACTITIONER
POST APPROVAL TEAM AND SPECIAL PROGRAMMES
INTERCOUNTRY ADOPTION

Hours: 35 hours per week

Location: Barnet, North London

IAC – The Centre for Adoption is currently looking to recruit senior practitioner to join its well established post approval team, in Barnet, North London.   This is a unique position in adoption practice, working within an Agency whose mission is to achieve the best possible outcomes for children, whatever their origins.  The Agency works with families adopting from a wide range of countries, and also delivers Special Programmes, including the China Special Needs Adoption Programme, as well as programmes in India, Bulgaria, South Africa, the Philippines and Kazakhstan. 

IAC is seeking to recruit a Senior Practitioner to support prospective adopters during the waiting period, and then through matching and placement, as well as a continuing involvement with some families post adoption.   The post holder would also be expected to assist prospective adopters joining any of the IAC Special Programmes, which would include families approved both by IAC and also by other adoption agencies.   

Candidates must be child-focused professionals who are able to be flexible in meeting adopters support needs and the needs of the Agency.  You will need to have an interest in working with families who have chosen to establish or extend their families through intercountry adoption, and a commitment to offering a high quality service to these families and their adopted children.  
 
Your role will require working in partnership with Local Authorities, Voluntary Adoption Agencies, Central Authorities and other adoption professionals in England and in other countries.  Written or verbal competency in languages other than English, particularly Indian languages or Russian would be an advantage, but are not essential. 

In addition to adoption experience applicants interested in working for IAC – The Centre for Adoption should also have the following credentials:

 A social work qualification
 Registered with the HCPC
 Commitment to equal access and equal opportunities
 Prior experience of professional report writing
 Willingness to travel

For an application pack please contact Claire palmer on 020 8449 2562, or by email:  Claire.palmer@icacentre.org.uk

For details of job description and person specification, and to request an application form, please contact Tanya Gutter, Adoption Manager (Post Approval)  by email on tanya.gutter@icacentre.org.uk or by phone on 0208 449 2562

Click here for a copy of the Job Description

Please note the following:

Closing date for applications:  TBA

Provisional Interview date:     TBA

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SENIOR PRACTITIONER
POST APPROVAL TEAM AND SPECIAL PROGRAMMES - INTERIM
INTERCOUNTRY ADOPTION

Hours: 35 hours per week

Location: Barnet, North London

IAC – The Centre for Adoption is currently looking to recruit senior practitioner to join its well established post approval team, in Barnet, North London.   This is a unique position in adoption practice, working within an Agency whose mission is to achieve the best possible outcomes for children, whatever their origins.  The Agency works with families adopting from a wide range of countries, and also delivers Special Programmes, including the China Special Needs Adoption Programme, as well as programmes in India, Bulgaria, South Africa, the Philippines and Kazakhstan. 

IAC is seeking to recruit a Senior Practitioner to support prospective adopters during the waiting period, and then through matching and placement, as well as a continuing involvement with some families post adoption.   The post holder would also be expected to assist prospective adopters joining any of the IAC Special Programmes, which would include families approved both by IAC and also by other adoption agencies.   

Candidates must be child-focused professionals who are able to be flexible in meeting adopters support needs and the needs of the Agency.  You will need to have an interest in working with families who have chosen to establish or extend their families through intercountry adoption, and a commitment to offering a high quality service to these families and their adopted children.  
 
Your role will require working in partnership with Local Authorities, Voluntary Adoption Agencies, Central Authorities and other adoption professionals in England and in other countries.  Written or verbal competency in languages other than English, particularly Indian languages or Russian would be an advantage, but are not essential. 

In addition to adoption experience applicants interested in working for IAC – The Centre for Adoption should also have the following credentials:

 A social work qualification
 Registered with the HCPC
 Commitment to equal access and equal opportunities
 Prior experience of professional report writing
 Willingness to travel

For an application pack please contact Claire palmer on 020 8449 2562, or by email: Claire.palmer@icacentre.org.uk

For details of job description and person specification, and to request an application form, please contact Tanya Gutter, Adoption Manager (Post Approval)  by email on tanya.gutter@icacentre.org.uk or by phone on 0208 448 2562

Click here for a copy of the Job Description

Please note the following:

Closing date for applications:  TBA

Provisional Interview date:     TBA

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Sessional social workers: London and surrounding counties
Salary: Competitive
Closing date for applications: Ongoing

IAC – The Centre for Adoption is currently looking to recruit experienced freelance social workers able to take work in the above locations assessing applicants applying to adopt children from overseas countries. Applicants must be self-motivated, able to work to deadlines and be flexible in meeting the needs of the applicants and the agency. Substantial experience in adoption work is essential. Experience of intercountry adoption assessment is desirable but not essential as training will be given.

In addition to adoption experience applicants interested in working for IAC – The Centre for Adoption should also have the following credentials:

  • A social work qualification and registration with the HCPC

  • At least three years post-qualifying experience in childcare social work

  • Experience of completing adoption assessments and producing Prospective Adopter Reports (PARs)

  • Willingness/ability to travel to applicants' homes


Click here for a copy of the Job Description

Please send CV’s by email to Claire.palmer@icacentre.org.uk after which you may be invited for interview.

 

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